HI Everyone. Happy Tuesday.
Now.... let's talk about Kraft..... Mmmmm.... Not my usual go to color - so this was a real challenge for me and I decided it was time to put my new Caran D'Ache pencils to the test.
I began by stamping some sweet peas down the right hand side. I then set about coloring them with my new pencils. I was really pleased to see how well they blended on the kraft card base and with the overall look of the finish at the end. The pencils don't come in a lot of colors, so I had to play around with the yellows, oranges, greens, browns and white until I got the result I was happy with.
Here's a closeup of the colors:
I decided to go with a gold embossed sentiment, but it just didn't stand out enough from the kraft base. So, I decided to play around with my Versafine ink and some clear embossing powder. I ended up with a black/gold distressed look. It was successful, but a bit messy as some of the versafine ink stayed behind and I had to make sure I blotted that up.
Here's a closeup of the sentiment:
And here's my full card:
you can get a much better feel of the real colors here, as I managed to catch some daylight to take this photo. But I was really pleased with the way the colors came out :-)
Of course, I had to add a little something to the inside:
And the envelope.
I'll be back later in the week with another card. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp Kraft
- Stamps: Sweetest Peas - Altenew
- Inks: Gina K Black Amalgam
- Pencils: Caran d'Ache Luminance